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Get your March Madness On at Top Online Sportsbooks

It’s that time of year again when the United States goes absolutely ape shit for March Madness. Play-in games, bracketology, the quest for the perfect bracket, Cinderellas, buzzer-beaters… what a great tournament this is every year, and it all kicks off today.

Top Online Sportsbooks for March Madness

It’s uncommon for teams other than #1 and #2 seeds in each region to make it deep into the tourney, so this year look for teams like Oklahoma, North Carolina, Michigan State, Xavier, Maryland, Virginia, Kansas and Kentucky to lead the charge into the Final Four and to the Championship.

I like to have a little wager (or ten) as the tournaments progress. There’s no question that the games are more exciting when you have a case (or truck) of beer on the line.

This year — why not take the plunge and give online sportsbetting a try? For as little as $100 a deposit that you can put on your credit card, you can get a taste of what’s it like to root for favorite teams to win you a nice dinner, or to find that one game when you just know that the low-ranked team is going to cover the spread against a powerhouse opponent. Once you make your deposit, you can bet as little as $10 or as much as your balance.

Of the 100s of online sportsbook where you could bet, I’ve found that there are only about 5 that are the best of the best. You can find my list as well as their current March Madness and other promotions at this link:

Top Online Sportsbooks for March Madness

Let me know how you do, and best of luck with your bracket!


Selection Sunday – NCAA March Madness 2012 Begins

Top Rated Online Sportsbook

It’s Selection Sunday, and there are only four games remaining in the 2012 NCAA Basketball season. Who will be in, and who will be out of the 2012 men’s hoops tourney? We’ll find out later today, and then the bracketology begins!

Make this Selection Sunday YOUR Selection Sunday by finally making a selection of an online sportsbook. You’ll want to get your account funded as soon as possible, so you can put your money where your mouth is during 2012 March Madness.

Click here to be taken to my Top 5 online sportsbooks.

Top Rated Online Sportsbook




Great Service Experience at Intertops

Intertops is a 5-star rated site at The Online Casino Gambling Directory. Yesterday, I had an experience which confirmed their best-of-the-best 5-star rating.

I’ve been a bit distracted with helping to take care of my mother as she recovers from successful hip replacement surgery. As a result, I only have a few minutes a day to place wagers on the sporting events that I am interested in. Yesterday, I saw a great over on Thursday’s Missouri v Memphis game, and liked it for 2.5 units; however, I inadvertently made the wager for 3 units.

This is no big deal, really — I placed an extra half wager than I intended. But, I thought that I would give Intertops a call and see if they could modify my wager.

I called Intertops on the phone and a customer service rep answered almost immediately. I explained that I wanted to reduce my wager on the Missouri v Memphis game. She explained that it is the policy of Intertops to not modify a wager once it is placed. I understood and expected this response — confirming an online wager is equivalent to walking away from a betting window at the track or a book; all bets are now final.

However, she went on to say that she would check to see if an exception could be made. After a 2 minute hold, she came back on the line and said that they had made an exception and cancelled the wager.

Wow. I was surprised, but I guess not too much. Intertops has long been a 5-star site, and I suppose the fact that I have been a loyal customer of theirs for years and had never made such a request may have been a factor in their granting the exception…. but still, they took care of my exceptional request, and I wanted to let everyone know about it.

Now, I’m not saying to get into the habit of placing and then trying to cancel bets, nor am I saying that Intertops will always honor a bet cancellation request. I’m just saying that with Intertops, if you do make a mistake and want to cancel a wager, they’ll at least consider your request.

Oh. By the way — take the over in the Missouri v Memphis game. Good luck!

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Perfect Bracket Odds

I am sitting at my local sportsbar in Covington, KY (Willie’s). They are running an NCAA March Madness bracket contest. I was asked by a patron what the odds are of picking a perfect bracket. I thought it was an interesting question, and so I did a little research.

Ignoring the play-in game Tuesday evening, if you just flipped a coin for each of the 63 games, the odds are (0.5 ^ 63) = 9,223,372,036,854,780,000 (9.2 quintillion) to 1 of getting a perfect bracket. If you assume that the #1 and #2 seeds will each win their 1st and 2nd round games, and that the #3 seeds will win their 1st round games, that leaves 43 games to get right. The odds of flipping a coin and getting a perfect bracket in this scenario is (0.5 ^ 43) = 8,796,093,022,208 (8.8 trillion) to 1.

By way of comparison, the odds of winning the Powerball is about 200 million to 1, or about 44,000 times more likely than picking a perfect bracket under the second scenario listed above. You’re about 50,000 times more likely to win Mega Millions with its odds of about 175 million to 1; you’re about 12.5 million times more likely to be struck by lightning (estimated to be 700,000 to 1).

So, let’s say you think you have a line on 43 of the 63 games, and have to guess on the remaining 20 games. Assuming that you are correct on the 43 that you picked, the odds getting the remaining 20 games correct are still slightly more than 1,000,000 to 1. (This hypothetical is somewhat of an over-simplification, but you get the idea).